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Tue Aug 29, 2017, 08:28 AM

I just voted. Little election to replace a school board member in my district today

Arrived at 7 and was voter 32. Retiring member is a republican on what is supposed to be a non-partisan position, but has become increasing partisan thanks to home schooling/tea party clowns trying to strip money out of the public schools. The Democratic sponsored candidate is Karen Key-Gamarra.

Wish more people saw value in the tiny unknown, un-publicized elections. They affect your live much more directly than Presidents and Senators, plus these local election is where future candidates get their start. It is important to stop certain candidates early.

GOTV, DU



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Reply I just voted. Little election to replace a school board member in my district today (Original post)
FSogol Aug 2017 OP
gratuitous Aug 2017 #1
FSogol Aug 2017 #2
joeybee12 Aug 2017 #3
RainCaster Aug 2017 #4
joeybee12 Aug 2017 #6
maxrandb Aug 2017 #5
mcar Aug 2017 #7
atreides1 Aug 2017 #8
FSogol Aug 2017 #9
mopinko Aug 2017 #10
hedda_foil Aug 2017 #12
mopinko Aug 2017 #13
hedda_foil Aug 2017 #14
Wounded Bear Aug 2017 #11
FSogol Aug 2017 #15
raven mad Aug 2017 #16
FSogol Aug 2017 #17

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 08:31 AM

1. Saw a post on this race at Daily Kos

Let us know the outcome. The Republican sounded like a real piece of work.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 08:32 AM

2. Yeah, he's a future nutjob. The local home school crowd has had his sign up for months. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 08:33 AM

3. Good for you. It'd the small local elections where the next group of candidates for national come

 

Knr

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 08:45 AM

4. Not always- 45 came from TV

So did Reagan

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 08:49 AM

6. Think of congressmen and congresswomen.

 

Trump is not a politician. He's unelected treasonous garbage

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 08:46 AM

5. The other side has 2,000 cookie-cutter hate radio stations

Telling them where and when to vote

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:03 AM

7. This is where it starts

local elections. The Rs have been very good at running in these elections, which then leads to state legislatures, which then leads to Congress.

Dems should be running reasonable candidates everywhere!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:04 AM

8. Fairfax County, Virginia

I'm voting after work!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:10 AM

9. Awesome. Let us know how many voted at you precinct.

When you feed your ballot into the optical scanner, it displays the number of counted votes at the top center. (In case you didn't know)

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 10:46 AM

10. dems are stepping up everywhere.

 

was at an event w my rep, jan schakowsky the other day. she said in 40 years of organizing, she has never seen anything like the resistance.
not even viet nam, not even civil rights.

my little sister is running for county board in a trending purple county.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:29 PM

12. Your sister is in DuPage, iirc

If that's right, there are a few of us potential constituents here at DU. I'd love to vote for her and I'm sure I'm not alone. Could you pm me her name or post it here if you're comfortable with that.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:41 PM

13. sheila rutledge, district 6.

 

if anyone is in that district and wants to help either reply here or pm me.

mostly wheaton, west chicago, carol stream.

working on getting all the paperwork, and getting her on act blue or nation builder. trust me, i will be pounding a contribution link as soon as we get it up.

she could use petition passers starting sept 5.

i appear to be her de facto campaign manager until we raise enough money to get someone competent. lol.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 04:52 PM

14. Thanks! I have to check on which district I'm in.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 10:52 AM

11. All politics are local...

Good for you stepping up to your civic duty.

We recently had an election here, local and primary. Ours is mail in.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 08:56 PM

15. WOOT, looks like a win for Democrat Karen Key-Gamarra

Actually, a blow out. A good future predictor for the Governor race and demise of Trumpy politics?

Member School Board At Large - Special (FAIRFAX COUNTY) Results by Precinct
242 precincts of 244 (99.18%) reporting
Candidate Votes Percent
Chris S. Grisafe 20,976 32.75%
Sandra D. Allen 784 1.22%
Karen A. Keys-Gamarra 40,874 63.81%
Michael H. Owens 1,382 2.16%
Write In 41 0.06%



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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 05:01 AM

16. We don't miss an election. Ever. Since 1972.

Borough (county), city, state, federal - we research and vote in every single one.



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Response to raven mad (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 07:47 AM

17. Same here. The smaller the election the more likely it is to affect you personally. n/t

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